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Sen. Rand Paul on the Senate health care bill: Republicans
Sen. Rand Paul on the Senate health care bill: Republicans 'promised too much' that they 'can't provide'

The Kentucky GOP senator opposes his Republican colleagues' health care bill in its current form and argues the Senate bill "isn't anywhere close to repeal" of Obamacare.

Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus
Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year. Assad's office published images of him praying inside the brightly-lit Al-Nuri mosque at dawn on Sunday before greeting worshippers outside. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China
15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

MAO COUNTY, China (AP) - Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 100 more people remained missing.

Trump wishes Muslims
Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent "warm greetings" to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr," Trump said in a statement.

6 Science-Backed Cures For Insomnia
6 Science-Backed Cures For Insomnia

Each night, millions of people struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Labour leader gets rapturous music festival welcome
Labour leader gets rapturous music festival welcome

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of revellers at the Glastonbury music festival on Saturday. The Labour leader took to the stage just before the Kaiser Chiefs at a festival that took a political turn this year, two weeks after a general election. Corbyn also pledged his support for refugees and young people and said that the politics of US President Donald Trump would be "put back in a box".

Four States Added To California Travel Ban
Four States Added To California Travel Ban

"When California said we would not tolerate discrimination against LGBTQ members of our community, we meant it."

This Super Common Beauty Product Could Be Linked to Breast Cancer
This Super Common Beauty Product Could Be Linked to Breast Cancer

A new study conducted by Rutgers School of Public Health found a connection between hair dye and relaxer usage and an increased chance of developing breast cancer. The results show that way these products affect you has a lot to do with your race. The study found that African-American women who used dark brown or black hair dyes saw a 51 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer. These products also led to a 72 percent increase specifically in estrogen-positive ...

CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing
CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from the event. Cable news channel CNN sent sketch artist Bill Hennessy to the famous West Wing press room, a change from the American courtrooms where he normally works. Instead of broadcasting the briefing live, CNN carried only audio of White House spokesman Sean Spicer's session with journalists.

Representative Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICU
Representative Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICU

Steve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a U.S. congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated and remains in fair condition, the hospital said on Friday. Scalise was shot in the hip on June 14 when a lone gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for an annual charity game against the Democrats. "Congressman Steve Scalise's continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Thursday," said MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial
The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local):

Cosby Aides Defend Post-Sexual Assault Trial Tour: 'He Deserves the Opportunity to Speak'
Cosby Aides Defend Post-Sexual Assault Trial Tour: 'He Deserves the Opportunity to Speak'

Reps for the disgraced comedian are calling it his "Restoration of Legacy" tour.

Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father
Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said.

Minnesota police officer's brutal arrest of driver was 'disturbing', ACLU says
Minnesota police officer's brutal arrest of driver was 'disturbing', ACLU says

A Minnesota arrest in which a driver was dragged from his vehicle and repeatedly punched and kneed by a police officer was a "disturbing and completely unnecessary" example of an excessive use of force, the state ACLU has said. Video recently obtained by the Minnesota chapter of the ACLU shows Buffalo Ridge drug taskforce agent Joe Joswiak initiating a traffic stop with his gun leveled at the driver's seat of the vehicle, shouting expletives at the driver, and violently removing him from the vehicle - seemingly before he had a chance to comply with the officer's commands.

Chants against Saudi royals as Iran marks Jerusalem Day
Chants against Saudi royals as Iran marks Jerusalem Day

The annual show of solidarity with the Palestinians, during which hundreds of thousands of Iranians take to the streets, was launched by the Islamic republic's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and is now also marked by its allies across the Middle East. This year's commemoration coincided with an intensifying battle for influence in the region between Shiite Iran and its Sunni arch rival Saudi Arabia, which severed diplomatic relations with Tehran in January 2016.

EU will restrict visas for states not taking back migrants

The European Union states decided on Friday to restrict visas for foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum in Europe. The EU is cracking down on immigration following a spike in arrivals across the Mediterranean since 2014. Some countries, including Bangladesh and Nigeria, are often reluctant to readmit their citizens and the EU has recently doubled down on efforts to expedite such returns.

24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts
24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant
Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) - The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday.

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report
CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday. The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure out how to react. After Trump's shock victory, there were strong regrets among administration officials that they had shied from tough action.

John Oliver sued
John Oliver sued

The host of HBO's Last Week Tonight is in legal turmoil following comments he made about coal magnate, Robert Murray.

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria
Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State
The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

By Raju Gopalakrishnan and Manuel Mogato MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana. Soft-spoken and reserved, 60-year-old Farhana Maute owns property in Mindanao and in Manila, and runs a construction business, say people who know the family and security analysts who have scrutinized its background.

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Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall - a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal.

400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town
400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday.

US condemns Islamic State demolition of Mosul mosque
US condemns Islamic State demolition of Mosul mosque

The Al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret were levelled on Wednesday evening as US-backed Iraqi forces closed in on jihadist hold-outs in the northern city. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi once exploited the powerful symbolism of the mosque to boost his stature when he gave his first sermon as leader of the group.

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

WASHINGTON (AP) - An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.

In Iowa, boisterous Trump turns back the clock to campaign
In Iowa, boisterous Trump turns back the clock to campaign

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - He railed against the "fake news" media. He urged the Senate to put more "heart" into its health care bill. And he mused about putting solar panels on a Mexican border well.

Report Claims Russian Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data
Report Claims Russian Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data

A new report claims Russian hackers were able to successfully alter voter rolls and steal voter records containing personal data during attempts to hack the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Pelosi Refuses To Step Down
Pelosi Refuses To Step Down

"Her time has come and gone."

6 Trends That Are Changing Retirement in America

Many societal changes have impacted your personal life as well. It should come as no surprise that many of these same factors have also changed the retirement landscape. Here are six trends that are reshaping retirement.

How does your new car rank for quality and reliability?
How does your new car rank for quality and reliability?

Whether you've just taken delivery of a Kia or a Chrysler, the latest new-vehicle initial quality study from J.D. Power will come as good news, as quality is improving massively across all manufactures and all makes. In fact, the study, which uses a quality score calculated via the number of problems experienced during the first 90 days of ownership per 100 examples of an individual model (the PP100 score), finds that the industry average is now PP97. Hyundai's new Genesis premium sub-brand is second (77) and Porsche (78) closes out the top three.

The Latest: White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph
The Latest: White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on reactions to Tuesday's congressional election in Georgia (all times EDT):

Video: 'I Don't Want You to Get Shooted,' Girl, 4, Comforts Mom After Castile Shooting
Video: 'I Don't Want You to Get Shooted,' Girl, 4, Comforts Mom After Castile Shooting

The 4-year-old daughter of Diamond Reynolds tries to comfort her distraught mother after police shot the woman's boyfriend in front of them, video shows.

Counterfeit ISIS LEGO Sets Are Being Manufactured In China
Counterfeit ISIS LEGO Sets Are Being Manufactured In China

One mother found her son playing with a set that had figures armed with a chainsaw and a bloodied head.

The Death of the Boeing's 747 Is on the Horizon
The Death of the Boeing's 747 Is on the Horizon

A Boeing forecast of the airline industry leaves the large four-engine planes like the 747 without a seat at the table.

German prosecutors investigate teenager for shooting toy gun at Thai king

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich late one evening earlier this month. The unidentified youth, together with a 13-year-old who is too young to be investigated, is suspected of having fired the gun from a garden or house window at a group of cyclists that included King Maha Vajiralongkorn, a regular visitor to Bavaria, and his entourage. First it was fired at a group of cyclists, one of whom was the King of Thailand," said Thomas Rauscher, prosecutor in the southern town of Landshut.

Britain
Britain's May promises to listen harder on Brexit: Queen's Speech

By William James and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to listen more closely to businesses' concerns about Britain leaving the European Union as she set out a Brexit-focused government program, pared-back to reflect her weakened authority. Chastened by an election which left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament and reopened debate on the nature of Britain's EU exit, May also sidelined reform on social care, education and corporate governance. The two-year program for government, known as the Queen's Speech, was prepared by ministers and read out by Queen Elizabeth in parliament at its formal opening ceremony.

Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters
Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace.

Toshiba enters exclusive chip sales talks with US-SKorea-Japan group
Toshiba enters exclusive chip sales talks with US-SKorea-Japan group

Toshiba said Wednesday it will hold exclusive talks with a consortium of US, South Korean and state-backed Japanese investors to sell its prized memory chip business, as the loss-hit conglomerate scrambles to raise cash. The company needs money after taking massive losses in its US nuclear operations that have put the survival of a pillar of corporate Japan in doubt. Toshiba's board Wednesday decided to select the consortium as a "preferred bidder", it said in a statement, suggesting the deal is all but imminent.

7 Ways To Celebrate Summer Solstice
7 Ways To Celebrate Summer Solstice

Don't forget to take a picture.

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Trump's Renewed Russia Sanctions Look A Lot Like Obama's

New measures target Russian officials, and a martial arts training firm linked to a pro-Putin biker gang.

Otto Warmbier's death is a tragedy. But war with North Korea would be, too | Isaac Stone Fish
Otto Warmbier's death is a tragedy. But war with North Korea would be, too | Isaac Stone Fish

With the death of the 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier, American officials are calling for revenge. "The United States cannot and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers," Senator John McCain said in a statement.

Police: Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage
Police: Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage

A morning of prayer and reflection in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended in tragedy when 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen left her mosque with friends for a pre-dawn meal and was attacked with a baseball bat.

Prominent black NRA defender criticizes ruling in Philando Castile case
Prominent black NRA defender criticizes ruling in Philando Castile case

Protesters hold an image Philando Castile on Sunday in St Anthony, Minnesota. Two days after Philando Castile was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop, the National Rifle Association issued a statement. Castile's death was "troubling", the group said, adding that it supported the right of law-abiding Americans to carry firearms, no matter their race.

SitRep: U.S., Russia Still Talking in Syria; Iraqi, Syrian Troops Meet at Border; Baltic Buildup Complete
SitRep: U.S., Russia Still Talking in Syria; Iraqi, Syrian Troops Meet at Border; Baltic Buildup Complete

Saudi Says it Captured Iranian Troops; Kabul Deepens Taliban Fractures; Paris Air Show Updates

Is Your Grill Hot Enough?
Is Your Grill Hot Enough?

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. If you're like most backyard chefs, you probably don't wait longer than 10 minutes after firing up the grill to start co...

Do Black Lives Really Matter? Seattle Police Shoot Dead Mentally Ill Woman
Do Black Lives Really Matter? Seattle Police Shoot Dead Mentally Ill Woman

Charleena Lyles, 30, was shot several times by Seattle police officers in front of her children at her home near Magnuson Park around 10 a.m. local time (1 p.m. EDT) Sunday.

The Latest: Police: Muslim teen died of blunt force trauma
The Latest: Police: Muslim teen died of blunt force trauma

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - The Latest on the killing of a teenage girl after she and her friends left a mosque in northern Virginia (all times local):

Healthcare backlash hits Republicans hard on generic ballot, polls find
Healthcare backlash hits Republicans hard on generic ballot, polls find

Support for Republican candidates has significantly declined across much of the country, according to a new series of polls released by the nonpartisan polling firm RABA Research in conjunction with Brown University. In surveys of five distinct demographic areas that give a cross-section of the American electorate, there has been a significant swing toward Democrats and away from Republicans on the 2018 generic ballot.

The three US citizens still detained in North Korea
The three US citizens still detained in North Korea

Otto Warmbier was held in North Korea for 17 months in prison. When Otto Warmbier was flown home from North Korea last Tuesday, three other US citizens remained behind. The state department's special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, met with the three detainees while he was negotiating Warmbier's release, and said he would like to see them freed as well, according to a state department spokesperson.

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